Kia Ora everyone. I have returned once more from university and have got something to show you all.This is the San Francisco. A small Oronegrean warship which mainly operates in coastal waters but can sail out into the open sea and up larger rivers. She has an armament of 8 cannon and swivel guns although both of these will be made and added later. (probably scratch built or I'll buy a set with some cannon, if you know how to get a set of cannon please let me know.) She is the largest of the Oronegrean naval vessels I have, as can be seen in the comparisons below. So on with the pics. For more information on Oronegrean patrol ships like this one click here.
|After waiting for me to return from the city the San Francisco was completed.|
|Here is a comparison between the San Francisco, the Anne and the Carlos|
|Comparison from above|
|view of the starboard bow, the jib and flying job are my only real gripe with this model|
|The deck is a bit more crowded on this one, which makes figure placement more difficult|
|view of starboard side. I am very pleased with the prow on this ship|
|view of the stern, as you can see I added a name plate back here also.|
|view of the bow.|
|Bow detail, note the handwritten name plate and horizontal capstan.|
|stern. Note the grate in the deck, that took me ages to do but was so worth it.|
|stern detail. I tried to make the ships wheel as realistic as possible, I feel I did a decent job.|
|Of course she would not be complete without her colours. The Oronegrean flag flies proud|
|the roof to the cabin can be removed revealing a small room large enough for a few figs (and painting).|
|More shots of the bow. I really like the bowsprit as well. if only the jibs had worked out.|
|view from above. The San Francisco is quite narrow which again makes figure placement harder.|
|Now the Oronegreans have something capable of taking on the mighty Abigail.|
Well that'll do for now. I hope you like the San Francisco. My next post will probably be of the few figures I painted while I was up at university. I also made a small boat so that will be shown as well. The next project I will work on will probably be a dhow that I started way back at the beginning of the year. Followed by a weird pirate ship my friend wanted then..... Well maybe something a bit different. Perhaps a design from the Orient? Finally I also reached my goal of doubling the size of my fleet from 4-8 ships/boats. So that's something to be happy about.
Anyway goodday/night everyone and I wish you all a great summer/winter and I will be back soon with more little treasures to show you.